The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has received the news of the arrest and deportation of Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria and his subsequent arraignment in court in continuation of his previous trial.
2. This development is very unfortunate both for the continued existence of the crisis-ridden Nigerian federation and the struggle for the self-determination and emancipation of Igboland from the artificial Nigerian federation.
3. The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for the freedom of the Igbo Nation or that of other Nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation.
4. Earlier in the day, we saw a social media news item with the headline: “Nnamdi Kanu arrested and Boko Haram fighters released”. This news item summarizes the grave injustice in the Federal government’s attempt to crush Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB supporters, while the blood-sucking Boko Haram and other bandits are on the prowl throughout the entire Federation including Katsina the home state of Mr. President.
5. The Igbo Nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government.
6. One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms.
7. We call on the International Community not to turn it’s back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
8. We equally call on all Igbo lawyers no matter their persuasions, to come together and defend Nnamdi Kanu as well as several other Igbo youths who are languishing in various detention centers and prisons all over Nigeria.
PROF. UZODINMA NWALA,
CHAIRMAN, ADF BUREAU OF MEDIA & PUBLICITY.
ADF President, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala, warns against slide into anarchy
The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), has thrown its weight behind the moves by the House of Representatives to enact laws empowering Nigerians to bear arms for self defense.
In a statement on Monday signed by its spokesman Mr. Abia Onyike, and made available to SummitNews, the group said such a measure would help curtail the excesses of armed marauders and warlords, adding that the nation’s security agencies have failed woefully to checkmate the mass killings going on in several parts of the country.
It cautions that if such a drastic measure is not adopted, the country may slide into anarchy, and unplanned disintegration.
The association called for a return to true federalism, saying that the present unitary system of government has stifled economic prosperity and human liberties.
The group said that the country needed to be governed as a true federal republic with autonomous regions and fiscal federalism.
ADF expressed concern that failure to accommodate true federalism through political reform, the federating units might be compelled to assert their rights to self-determination.
The statement reads: “After a thorough assessment of the current security situation in Nigeria and the concomitant mass killings taking place nation-wide by terrorists, bandits, Fulani herdsmen and other armed groups, we do hereby state as follows:
“That ADF supports the moves by members of the House of Representatives to make laws empowering Nigerian citizens to carry arms, for their self defense.
“ADF believes that such a measure will go a long way in curtailing the excesses of the armed marauders and warlords, as the nation’s security agencies have failed woefully to checkmate the mass killings going on in several parts of the country.
“ADF is convinced that if such drastic measures are not adopted, the Nigerian state would gradually slide into anarchy and a monumental collapse, which may snowball into the unplanned disintegration of Nigeria.
“ADF is convinced that such a situation would precipitate a dangerous conflagration in the West African sub-region with attendant horrible human conditions and scenarios such as an unimaginable refugee crisis which would be an eye-sore to the world community.
“ADF however believes that Nigeria’s salvation lies in the return to genuine federalism as opposed to the current monolithic unitarism which has stifled economic prosperity and human liberties.
“We need to be governed as a true Federal Republic with Autonomous Regions and Fiscal Federalism.
“ Failure to accommodate true federalism through political reforms may compel the federating units to assert their rights to self- determination.”